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If you are 18 or over and want to gain a qualification from the comfort of your home, have a look at our distance learning courses! 

Our distance learning courses start on a weekly basis and will enhance the knowledge of anyone working in a range of industries, improving their practice and also counting towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). These courses require a good level of English, are delivered online and take 6-18 weeks to complete. To succeed on a distance learning course, you must be motivated to meet deadlines and produce detailed quality work without supervision. For the vast majority of learners these courses will be fully funded; the enrolments team will contact you after you have enrolled to confirm your eligibility. 

There is a £125 cancellation fee if a learner enrols and fails to complete or withdraws early from the course (this is to cover administration costs). We may be able to offer extensions if learners are unable to meet the set submission deadlines. 

To make an enquiry, head to the individual course and click 'make an enquiry'. You will be contacted within the week by the Distance Learning Coordinator and have an informal assessment and interview prior to acceptance onto the course.

Please note, you can only enrol for one distance learning course at a time.

Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College Online
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate

This course introduces you to the theory and principles that form the basis of counselling and how to put this into practice. You will learn how to use these skills in everyday life and work, and how to…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College Online
Duration 10 Weeks
Level Level 3
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Counselling Skills NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma

This course is designed for learners interested in using counselling skills as part of their functional role in a wide range of sector areas, or looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Customer Service for Health & Social Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

This qualification will help you learn how to communicate effectively in a Health & Social Care setting and the importance of teamwork in providing excellent customer service. On this course you will gain…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 14 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

This course offers knowledge on caring for those with dementia, covering many aspects of person-centred care. You will learn about the influence of positive communication methods, issues relating to medication…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 12 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

End of Life Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

In this course you will gain insight into end of life care and the support needed to manage pain and discomfort. You will learn how dementia impacts on end of life care, the role of the care worker in…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Falls Prevention Level 2 Certificate

As part of working in or towards a role in the Health and Social Care sector, proficiency of falls and their prevention is key. In this course, you will learn the impact and consequences of a fall, risks…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 18 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Improving Personal Exercise, Health & Nutrition Level 2 Certificate

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of how to improve their own personal health. You will learn about the impact of diet, nutrition & exercise on…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College Online
Duration 14 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Introducing Caring for Children & Young People CACHE Level 2 Certificate

This qualification provides you with the knowledge and understanding you need to make an informed choice about whether or not working with children & young people is right for you. You will learn about…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College Online
Duration 10 Weeks
Level Level 3
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Principles of End of Life Care NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate

End of life care provides support for people approaching death, enabling them to live their lives as well as possible until they pass away. The level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

This qualification helps you understand the meaning and importance of infection control. You will learn about the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive, the ways they can be spread…

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